Skip to comments.Piers Morgan wants Americans to call "soccer" "football"
Posted on 06/17/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio
It's time America called football 'football' and not 'soccer'.
I’d be more worried that you seem to be following Piers Morgan’s Twitter feed than what he calls the world’s most popular sport.
Red(Barf)Card for Piers Morgan!
Someone retweeted it. I had to respond.
Isn’t the game called “soccer” in Australia too?
We could field a competitive soccer team with athletes from the NFL. The team chosen from the best of the Premier League couldn’t beat a Pop Warner team.
He should be lucky we call it soccer, it could have been called “ boring”.
Seriously. Who the eff cares?
Three little letters for ya, Piers...
Its called football.
The American game should be called American rugby.
It has nothing in common with football.
Says a guy who drives on the wrong side of the road, and calls a flashlight, a “torch”.
Dr. Frankenstein the villagers are coming, and they are carrying those sticks with the saturated wrapping on the end that we used call a “torch”.
It’s time for America to call Piers Morgan a “Sitzpinkler”.
I just want to call Piers Morgan “the deported Piers Morgan”.
Believe it or not, calling this specific game “soccer” or “football” is not consistent at all, it’s not just a U.S. thing where we’re different from everybody else just because.
Is their no end to this redcoats anti American elitism? Why does he think we care what he thinks?
I think its time Piers Morgan stopped lecturing Americans and met Jeremy Clarkson on the field of honor.
Since he’s telling us what to say, why can’t we tell him and other Britishers what to say? Tsk tsk, that word they use as slang for cigarettes...that should be banned. Piers, it’s time Britishers called cigarettes “cigarettes”.
I was in a restaurant last night, and the World Cup was featured on the TV over the sushi bar.
One of the athletes was severely injured and had to removed from the field on a backboard.
As there was no sound, i don’t know who it was or how it happened.
Anyway, Piersy Morgan should be working towards banning soccer because we know how much he hates violence and danger!/s
I prefer third world kickball myself.
Soccer is Old World football.
Good point...and they have Australian Rules FOOTBALL
And we are in the New World.
And that’s why I will always call it soccer.
How about calling it diveball?
Players diving to the ground pretending to get hit, to draw fouls.
I say we just call it FagBall and ship this turd Morgan back to Britton.
I’m hearing soccer is getting great ratings on TV and lots of kids play it, etc., world’s most popular sport. But i use the word soccer because it isn’t football—to me and to many Americans.
National FOOTBALL League
North American SOCCER Association
Yes people use their feet more in soccer, but isn’t he being a bit rude to tell us what to call it? That CNN bust-out.
When I think football I think linebackers, quarterbacks,
and the Super Bowl. When I think soccer, I think goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal. gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal.
Just wait, they’ll soon say that the word “soccer” is racist.
or North American Soccer League or whatever it’s called
Soccer is actually soccer in more places than it’s football. Meanwhile there are a couple of other sports referred to as football by the locals. The reality is that the most popular rectangular field sport in your region is called football in your region, and might not be called football anywhere else.
Now that I think of it Canadians use the F word too, for the sport we know as Football.
Canadian FOOTBALL League
There are places where rugby is called football. American football has plenty in common with European football, it’s the most popular rectangular field sport in the region, which seems to really be all it takes to be called football.
If it doesn’t require a helmet, it is not a legitimate sport anyway...
(donning flame retardant)
Deport this whole.. To Iraq.
Dwyane Wade would be a superstar.
Technically soccer = “Association football”
Football (college, NFL, CFL)= “American football”
Most popular sport in world: “Football” aka Assoc Football
Most popular sport in US: American football
Right, soccer has nothing in common with football.
This guy should just shut up and go back the the UK that threw him out - it’s FOOTBALL our style you moron!!
Now shut up.
Or called sissyball.
What Piers and many here may not know, but soccer is a British term. It comes from the words
AsSOCiation Football from the nineteenth century. In the mid 19th Century sport clubs split between the Football Association and the Football Union. The Football Association became football or soccer, while the Football Union became rugby.
Great point about the diving...maybe we should call it “dramaball.”
Hey Piers, ARSEnull Sucks!
We have a winner!!!
Tell that to Clint Dempsey.
Go light up a fag Piers.
“Soccer” comes from the term “AsSOCiation Football” which is the original British name of the sport.
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